Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Two Colour Quilts. Please note, that I modified the theme earlier this week, allowing two colour plus background colour quilts to be entered.
This week’s guest judge is Sandra from Sandra’s Craft Corner. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.
Give-Away from The Caffeinated Quilter
Hello again! Emily Breclaw here from The Caffeinated Quilter, and I am so excited to be sponsoring the Two-Colour Quilts Show and Tell! For the past month, I’ve been busy wrapping up three new patterns to debut at Fall Quilt Market, and I’d like to share them with you today as well.
Each of these patterns features the detailed steps and diagrams you’ve come to expect from The Caffeinated Quilter. All three patterns are available at a special sale price through my Craftsy store this week. And if you’re at Quilt Market, be sure to stop by the Pattern Peddlers booths to see the quilts in person!
Metacognition is a great quilt for playing with color/contrast. The pattern includes a design worksheet, so you can audition color layouts (and I bet it would look really cool with a two-colour layout as well!)
This is a huge, fun and slightly silly quilt just in time for Christmas. If you start now, you’ll be snuggling under it in plenty of time for the holidays.
I used the original design for this quilt to make a Hoffman Challenge quilt. That quilt is currently touring with the collection, so I made this one slightly larger for the pattern. This quilt makes a stunning large wallhanging or throw quilt. It’s also a fantastic place to show off fussy-cutting and sparkly Asian fabrics.
This week’s winners will receive a copy of each of my Emily’s three new patterns. The top quilter with the most community votes and guest judge points will win as well as one person that leaves a comment below.
To enter the give-away: Visit Emily’s Pattern Store, then leave a comment below answering “Which pattern is your favourite?”. You have until Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to enter.
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Two Colour Quilts:
- Total submissions: 23
- Total countries: 8
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 11
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: quilt happy,
Blog: wont to be quilter.blogspot.com
two color quilt for my grand daughter Anna
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 90"
|Black & White
By: Aliza Prinsloo,
I made a small wall haning quilt for our bathroom.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
By: Lies Bos-Varkevisser,
Blog: My website
this quilt is made in the complimentary colorscheme.
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 27"
|Blue & White Kaleidoscope Quilt
By: Sarah@Sew Me,
Blog: Sew Me
Kaleidoscope Quilt made during Don’t Call Me Betsy’s Quilt-A-Long (Summer 2011), though I admit I didn’t finish my quilt until Spring 2012 due to hospital interruption. Fully pieced and quilted by me.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 60"
|Blue Snowflakes Table Topper
By: Gail Straka,
This quilt has 7 hexagon shaped blocks. Each block has a different machine embroidered snowflake in blue on white in the center. Each hexagon is made up of different blue fabrics, many of which have silver highlights.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 41"
By: Patricia Moffitt,
This was my first queen sized quilt. The pattern looked so easy that I thought it would be finished in no time. But as usual it took longer than planned. Lots of corners to match, and the border was time consuming.
Quilt size: width: 84" height: 92"
By: Nancy M,
Blog: Patchwork Breeze
This brown and white fabric was not selling at the local quilt shop. I knew it would make a great Stack N Whack style quilt. The setting was inspired by the book “Circle of Nine.” I was very happy with the results.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"
|Christmas Lap Quilt
By: Diane U.,
Two tone golds/browns decorate this Christmas lap quilt that was made for my niece in 2012. We exchanged e-mails through e-quilter.com to find just the right fabrics to match her decor. She loved it!
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 67"
By: Carla (Granny Maud’s Girl),
Blog: Granny Maud’s Girl
A 2009 copy of Quilts Japan inspired me to make this redwork quilt. I call it the colouring-book quilt as many of the designs come from colouring books. Others were from a great-grandmother’s embroidery pattern collection. I just wish I had a better photo of it!
Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"
By: Allison Dutton,
I just made this blue and white quilt from Aria Lane’s Crossknot pattern. It was easy to follow and I love how the quit turned out!
Quilt size: width: 52.5" height: 56"
|It Takes Two in Blue
By: Susan Gilbert,
Just Takes 2™ is a mystery quilt. It is divided into four main sections. Blogged by Sentimental Stitches and Dear Jane I did mine in Blue and used a print instead of the red and white solids.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"
|Jessica’s Double Irish Chain
By: Tammy Pettus,
This quilt was made for my daughter from her Granddaddy’s shirts after he passed away. Each grandchild will receive a quilt. This is number 6 of 9. In the center are his name and dates of birth and death. In the bottom corner are my name and my daughter’s name with the quilt’s completion date.
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 104"
|Just Takes 2
Blog: Une aiguille dans une botte de foin.
Made from Gay- (Sentimental Stitches) & Brenda- (Dear Jane) patterns, 100 blocks in Red & White , quilted by Nat Delarge.
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 94"
By: Kristin Donnelly,
Made with muslin and men’s blue shirts, all recycled. Made this quilt for my father in law for his birthday. All blue is from old shirts. Backed in blue chambray. Pattern is based on an antique quilt made by Kit Carson’s mother, housed at the Kit Carson museum in Taos, New Mexico.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 80"
|Lilacs & Lemonade
Baby quilt for our beautiful grand niece in many shades of purple and yellow to match her nursery.
Quilt size: width: 49" height: 58"
By: Michele Timms,
Merlot is a tablerunner I made after being inspired by “Just One Slab Quilts Recover Southern Alberta” – a plea for quilt blocks to make quilts for the people who were victims of the devastating floods this summer and lost everything.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 52"
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel
This quilt I made for my sister’s wedding. I was inspired by some French quilt blogs, they made a pattern called petit bateaux, or small boats. You really can see the small boats floating in the middle of the ocean here. Quilting done by Janne Torsvik.
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 88"
|Rapid fire hunters square
Blog: quilting with vandy
This quilt started out as a request from my stepmom. This past year her battle with breast cancer took a turn for the worst & I put the construction on fast forward to complete it & get it quilted before she passed. She got to enjoy it for the next 2 weeks which brought her joy in a very dark time.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 100"
|Re-purposed Wedding Dress
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting
A bride asked me to re-purpose her wedding dress into a wallhanging. I used the gown satin fabric for the background and the train fabric with beading and sequins to form the cross. Circle was appliqued from the dress fabric also. I quilted freemotion roses because she carried roses for her bouquet.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 41"
|Rubies (was Fons & Porters Emeralds pattern)
By: Barbara Winkler,
I saw this Emerald Quilt on tv and remembered seeing it on the cover of the Fon’s & Porter magazine earlier in the year. I had LOTS of red scraps, so decided the end of June to make my Rubies quilt (the number on it is for Quilts of Valor) PS We are over 2500 hundred now.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
By: Carol Johnston,
I made half-square triangles using my red and white-on-white fabrics. Lots and lots of half squares! Then I played on my design wall until I came up with this design.
Quilt size: width: 88.5" height: 88.5"
By: Quilts of Tomorrow,
I made this quilt using primarily Civil War reproduction fabrics in pinks and browns. It was quilted with freehand hearts and swirls by Nancy Basserman of Calgary. Much to my surprise and delight, it was displayed on the Wainwright Hotel at the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts in May 2013.
Quilt size: width: 84" height: 84"
By: Susan Harris,
I love two colour quilts. I chose this design as it gave me the opportunity for lots of hand quilting, which is my passion. This is a replica of an antique windmills quilt, machine pieced and hand quilted.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
- One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
- Winner announced next week
How to Vote:
- Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE favourites this week.
- Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.
Two Colour Quilts
- Blue Snowflakes Table Topper (22%, 142 Votes)
- Just Takes 2 (22%, 141 Votes)
- Ruby Crystal (18%, 120 Votes)
- Windmills (18%, 118 Votes)
- Block boxes (17%, 113 Votes)
- Blue & White Kaleidoscope Quilt (17%, 111 Votes)
- Colouring-book quilt (13%, 85 Votes)
- Rubies (was Fons & Porters Emeralds pattern) (12%, 79 Votes)
- It Takes Two in Blue (12%, 78 Votes)
- Burgoyne Surrounded (9%, 58 Votes)
- Chocolate Stars (8%, 51 Votes)
- Petit bateux (7%, 43 Votes)
- Lilacs & Lemonade (6%, 41 Votes)
- Black & White (5%, 33 Votes)
- Jessica's Double Irish Chain (5%, 31 Votes)
- Semi-Sweet (5%, 30 Votes)
- Anna's quilt (4%, 24 Votes)
- Crossknot (4%, 23 Votes)
- Christmas Lap Quilt (3%, 19 Votes)
- Kit Carson (2%, 16 Votes)
- Rapid fire hunters square (2%, 16 Votes)
- Merlot (2%, 12 Votes)
- Re-purposed Wedding Dress (2%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 655
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Halloween Fun Quilts. Any quilt size and technique is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!
Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).
There are no more sponsorship dates available for 2013. The themes and dates for 2014 will be available in December.
Show & Tell Links
Craftsy 24-Hour Flash Sale
There are several great online classes available in today’s 24-Hour Flash Sale from Craftsy.